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This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing!

This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Another pasta salad for the books! This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is easy to make, ready in 30 minutes and serves a crowd. The balance of chilled pasta, garlicky balsamic dressing, fresh veggies & herbs, white beans and vegan feta is unmatched. Serve this pasta salad at your next BBQ – it is sure to be a hit!

Step One: Make the Balsamic Dressing

The balsamic dressing is incredibly simple and packs so much flavor. Here is what you need for the dressing:

  • balsamic vinegar
  • garlic
  • shallot 
  • lemon zest & juice
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil

Once you have everything in the bottom of your salad bowl, whisk for a couple of minutes. This will emulsify the oil and incorporate everything. Add some chopped cherry tomatoes to the dressing and let them marinate while we prep everything else.

This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com
This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Step Two: Prep the Salad Ingredients

Next thing on the list is to cook the pasta. I used fusilli pasta, but you can use any short pasta. Boil some water, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta and rinse with cold water.

This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com

I did use vegan feta in this recipe. I think it adds a nice tang to balance the balsamic dressing. I get mine at Trader Joe’s – it is my favorite. I also decided to cube the feta with a knife, but you could also just crumble it.

The rest of the salad is made up of spinach, 2 cans of white beans, fresh parsley & basil.

This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Step Three: Assemble & Serve

To assemble, add the chilled pasta, white beans, 1/2 of the feta, spinach, parsley and basil to the tomatoes & dressing. Toss until everything is evenly coated. Taste and add salt & pepper if needed.

This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com
This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Top the salad with the rest of the feta, more basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. You can serve at room temperature or chilled, which makes this great if you need to make it ahead of time.

This salad is summer in a bowl. You are going to love it – and so will everyone else at your summer BBQ!

This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com
This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com

White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing!
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Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING

FOR THE SALAD

  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 pound short pasta I used fusilli
  • 2 15-ounce cans white beans drained & rinsed, see notes
  • 7 ounces vegan feta cubed or crumbled, I used Trader Joe's
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil torn
  • balsamic glaze for serving, optional

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Add the dressing ingredients to a large salad bowl. Whisk for a couple minutes. Add the tomatoes and let them marinate in the dressing while you prep the rest of the salad.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • To assemble, add the chilled pasta, white beans, 1/2 of the feta, spinach, parsley and basil to the tomatoes & dressing. Toss until everything is evenly coated. Taste and add salt & pepper if needed. Top the salad with the rest of the feta, more basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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Notes

  • I used great northern beans, but you could also use chickpeas or butter beans.
Calories: 550kcal, Carbohydrates: 74g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 22g
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
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This White Bean Balsamic Pasta Salad is a summer must make! Made with vegan feta, cherry tomatoes, herbs, white beans & balsamic dressing | ThisSavoryVegan.com